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Rodney Parade (ATT 3,757) 18th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Newport Newport County AFC vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Newport 3

R Howe (45+2)
R Burge (71)
C Zebroski (83)

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Oxford Utd 2

J Constable (14)
A Potter (88)

Oxford suffer Exiles reverse

Last Updated: 19/02/14 11:42am

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Lee Minshull: Celebrates his goal

Lee Minshull: Celebrates his goal

Newport came from a goal behind to beat promotion-chasing Oxford 3-2 at Rodney Parade.

James Constable had given Oxford a first-half lead but goals from Rene Howe, Ryan Burge and Chris Zebroski gave County their first win since Boxing Day.

It moves Justin Edinburgh's side to within six points of the League Two play-off spots with three games in hand over seventh-placed Southend.

Constable had given the visitors the advantage in the 14th minute when he smashed a left-foot shot past Elliot Parish after a superb ball from Dave Kitson.

The home side had to wait until the second minute of first-half injury-time to draw level when Howe deflected in Lee Minshull's long-range shot for a goal on his home debut.

Burge then gave County the lead with a stunning free-kick after 70 minutes before a defensive mix-up allowed Zebroski to grab the home side's third.

Substitute Alfie Potter scored for Oxford in the 87th minute but Edinburgh's side held on for a vital win.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39

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